Music and Technology BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: W370
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33, with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
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If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

As part of our application process, applicants are normally required to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day where you will either have an interview or a short audition with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to demonstrate your passion for the subject and allow us to make a decision on your application.

A level offerABB. Offer may be reduced to BBB for those candidates achieving grade 8 distinction in any instrument.
Subject requirementsTo include A level Music or A level Music Technology grade B, or ABRSM Grade 8 in Music Theory at Distinction. If an applicant is taking grade 8 in any instrument (or singing), a dual offer can be made: ABB or BBB with grade 8 Distinction. Some of our optional modules require academic demonstration of ability.
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaBTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM, with 100 out of 180 credits at Distinction.
International Baccalaureate33 including Higher Level 6 in Music, with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 including Music
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers grade B in Music or Music Technology, combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted including 2 A levels at BB (including Music or Music Technology)
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessNot acceptable without an A level in Music or Music Technology, or ABRSM Theory Grade 8
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science